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Waiting tables is a great training ground




"Sir, the specials tonight are....very special"

"Sir, the specials tonight are….very special"

Few jobs besides waiting tables allow for unbridled experimentation coupled with unparalleled immediate feedback  in the form of cold hard cash, or lack thereof, .

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7 reasons Gardening is like Managing




Managing a team and gardening share many similarities. Recently while planting seeds in rich soil full of compost and manure I thought about just how similar managing and gardening really are. So here are the 7 ways Gardening and Managing are similar. There are more, of course, but I thought 7 was a good start.

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Leadership always matters, especially in the Military




In the Navy I worked for a variety of commanding officers. All of them career officers and all of them wanted to have successful commands. But what was striking were the differences of leadership in how they sought to achieve that success.

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Thoughts on the American Automakers




“Wow, GM is going into Bankruptcy!” “Can you believe it?” Of course I can believe it.

What is surprising to me is the apparent surprise everyone is claiming to have about it. “Who could have known?” I’ll tell you who could have known – the millions of buyers of cars made by Toyota, Honda, VW, BMW, et al.

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The Insult that is Minimum Wage




As the old joke goes “Minimum Wage means that if they could pay you less, they would”. Ba-Da-Bing!

By definition minimum wage is the lowest possible wage

By definition minimum wage is the lowest possible wage

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